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  • n. A court held before the verders of the forest as judges, by the steward of the court, three times a year, the swains or freeholders of the forest composing the jury.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A court held before the verders of the forest as judges, by the steward of the court, thrice every year, the swains, or freeholders, within the forest composing the jury.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See swain moot, under moot.

Etymologies

swain +‎ mote. Compare Latin swanimotum. (Wiktionary)

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